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  1. 6 points
    How does that make sense. If they run hot, they can get in trouble. Do you not understand that?
  2. 5 points
    Work train speed policy = 25mph max on straights, 15 on curves. Usually they travel less than that, because the equipment is absolute garbage. The issue on 4th avenue is more than just speed. It's also that there just are an insane number of consists staged at 38 St thanks to poor long term yard planning, and that the signal system on the northbound 4th Ave express track is singularly bad at handling low(er) speed equipment. You can certainly have electric work trains (we have a couple of electric locos), the issue is that work zones generally power off the track. There absolutely are solutions to be had here. They set up a work train base in Jamaica Yard partially to support QBL CBTC, and they really have tried to 'innovate' for the shutdown -- moved everything possible to Linden, and they claim they are consisting work trains. If the rest of the system was as much a political priority as the , this sort of thing would have already been looked at.
  3. 5 points
    You need to relax yourself.....Not that serious my guy
  4. 5 points
    Nah, the masses basically pile on at Jamaica Center... The Merrick/Archer stop sees much lesser usage; moderate at best.... With the Brewer routes however, he's right.... There's usually mounds of people waiting for them at any of those stops along Archer.... It isn't anyone else's fault that you continually incessantly whimper about some facet of this anomalous, long distance, multi-legged commute you just have to make known somehow on here.... I personally don't care if you're fabricating any of this or not, but our supposed lack of understanding of the crowding & farebeating on the Brewer routes isn't remotely the issue here...
  5. 4 points
    Don't know if its just me, but I have rarely seen people with luggage on the Q10. I've seen more airport workers on that bus then travelers.
  6. 4 points
    Screen Shot 2019-09-22 at 6.18.09 AM by Union Turnpike, on Flickr
  7. 3 points
    If I were him, I would have gone running to London where coincidentally the job of Transport for London commissioner just opened up this week. The current head, Mike Brown will be leaving in May to head the renovations of Parliament.
  8. 3 points
    Bear in mind that that's the draft from months ago.
  9. 3 points
    Update: So for some unknown reason, bus operators have been instructed to not serve Bulova. Someone asked if the bus was going to Bulova and the operator said that they were told to not go there. Multiple checks on bustime confirm that. Right now, it is unclear on when service will actually start. On the other hand, the new schedule is out. https://new.mta.info/document/6531
  10. 3 points
    The problem with express tracks is the cost; boring 4 tracks is a lot more expensive than doing it cut and cover the utility; an express would be useless pretty much until Phase I-IV was built out and extensions even farther, and possibly an even longer timeframe; it took a few decades for Sixth Avenue's express tracks to be put into service. At this point, I only think Lower Second Avenue is useful as part of a new two-track line eventually heading down Northern, or the Queens Boulevard Bypass, separate from 63 St.
  11. 2 points
    https://new.mta.info/system_modernization/reactivating_rockaway_beach_branch I don't have time to look through it yet.
  12. 2 points
    I think I had a record number of entries in the photo contest this year. All I can say is WOW, some of you are amazingly good photographers and you should seriously consider taking this up professionally. If there wasn't already an excellent NYC Subway calendar I'd like to feature most of those in such a format. But unfortunately I can only go with one front and one rear cover every year. So without any further ado, here are the six finalists for the 2020 front cover, in no particular order. I would ask the photographer for each of these to please send me the highest-quality/resolution of these images so I can do full color printouts on a commercial printer before I can make a final determination. I will post a few more of the runners-up later on as time allows. I hope to make the final determination in a few days.
  13. 2 points
  14. 2 points
    DMV should give you a paper copy of the permit before the hard copy gets to your house.I took it 2 days before I had premployment and it was already on the driver abstract they look at ,they didn't even ask to see it since it was in the abstract they pull up.
  15. 2 points
    Reminds me of the whole elevator debacle at 68th Street where residents of that neighborhood don’t want elevators on 69th street because it would “change the character” of that street. Ridiculousness. The Queensway just flat out wouldn’t work, in my opinion. The High Line relies on the heavy foot traffic around the areas it runs through, in addition to being accessible by multiple heavily-trafficked arteries (34th, 23rd, 14th). The Queensway would run through a somewhat isolated portion in Queens, and even though it bisects some prime corridors, it would pale in comparison to that of Midtown Manhattan. Train service to the RBB should be restored, although that price tag really needs to be re-examined. Compared to other large scale projects, it should be much less expensive than the SAS and East Side Access.
  16. 2 points
    when units are transferred from TA/OA to BC, fareboxes are always removed beforehand. depots keep fareboxes in stock for if/when that unit returns or to utilize on another unit. the only time fareboxes aren't removed are when a unit is moved from a TA/OA depot to another TA/OA depot or BC to BC
  17. 2 points
    NJ Transit’s new 355 express bus to American Dream retail and entertainment complex will cost adults a $9 fare in each direction or $18 round trip, said Jim Smith, a spokesman. Football fans who ride the 351 Coach USA bus between New York and MetLife Stadium pay a $14 round trip fare for the same 20-minute trip. https://www.nj.com/traffic/2019/10/the-only-mass-transit-to-the-american-dream-mall-is-the-bus-and-its-going-to-be-pricey.html
  18. 2 points
    Q47 buses are once again not serving Bulova. Maybe this thread should be renamed to read "to (not) serve" instead. This time, there's an advisory posted on the MTA website: I wonder how much longer until they'll pull a Q114 on this one.
  19. 2 points
    it never works that way. if you've ever driven any vehicle period, weight always adversely affects speed... speed can never counterbalance weight, and in this instance, if the HVAC is overweight as stated, just like any vehicle ever, when you are carrying too much weight (passengers/cargo, seats, engine, etc) it will cause malfunctions. this is a clear oversight/blunder on MTA's part regarding the sheer physics of this (or any) vehicle.
  20. 2 points
    Here is a mock-up of a light rail that could run along the west shore. I made it using Enmodal and a paint application. I chose light rail because parts of the right-of-way are on busy urban roads and there wasn't much room to create a new path for heavy rail to pass through. The line starts in Tottenville and shares rail tracks with the SIR until Richmond Valley where it will now have new tracks laid out for it to run on. It follows the West Shore Expressway up until it reaches Arden Ave and goes east towards Richmond Ave. Then for a while it goes on it's own reserved road on Richmond Ave until it turns left on Forest Ave and goes on the Bayonne Bridge. The line terminates on 8th St in the same place as the HBLR starts. I think this proposal is solid because it crosses over most major shopping centers and business areas on the west shore, it provides connections to multiple other transit options such as the SIR, many local and express buses, and even the HBLR to continue your commute into New Jersey and Manhattan. Looking at the map, both the WSLR and the SIR cover a large portion of Staten Island and final give residents in the west shore some better and faster transit options. I would like some opinions on this mock-up if anyone thinks a better path could be chosen.
  21. 2 points
    I ride the Q60 from time to time, and I say the Queens Blvd doesn't need them. It runs smoothly during off peak hours and overnights. All of the delays are caused primarily by people getting on/off along Queens Blvd. There's also long boardings at Union Turnpike, 71st-Continental, QCM, Rego Center, and traffic on the approach to the bridge consider. Lots of people use it as a means to avoid the and trains because they can be unpredictable and unreliable due to a signal malfunction, or if the is down due to repairs, or signal malfunctions.
  22. 2 points
    It's easier to use the PW Branch to get into Manhattan than wait for the three QM3 trips on Northern.
  23. 2 points
    The S55 and S56 definitely have lower ridership than all three. The two combined may not even reach the total ridership of the M55. EDIT: The S55 & S56 combined how significantly less ridership than the M12 (weekday and annual). In fact, they both have less ridership than the M12, which have the lowest ridership counts of the three. The S55 though has the lowest overall.
  24. 2 points
    They can't do that. Politicians would lose campaign material and advocates would lose income.
  25. 1 point
    This is New York, where anything can happen (or not happen). I believe nothing until it actually happens.
  26. 1 point
  27. 1 point
    For me I guess ask a supervisor since they have a telephone in the bus. Plus do you have time to read a book on the road. Thats the answer i always choose
  28. 1 point
    You would think they'd run as many trains as possible to get people off the overburdened and trains in Queens, as well as to get some people off the ... Nope. 125% capacity or bust.
  29. 1 point
    I wonder if the Q10 will be next in line for luggage racks on their XD-60s.
  30. 1 point
    7430 was almost cut in half and its engine was ripped out when the tour bus crashed In to it.
  31. 1 point
    Hey y’all, Just finished my last road posting today. Got my final tomorrow and road practical on Friday. Will be on my own next week. I hope to see all you super conductors out there on the road soon.
  32. 1 point
    One word... Contract...
  33. 1 point
    All BS aside, what is this blatantly false advertising all about with serving this place? This shit is annoying now....
  34. 1 point
    If we cheat, we can probably say the Q72 did...
  35. 1 point
    flatbush used to have wildcat runs like that back in the day.... 44 short signs to fulton that would dropback to Franklin for a southbound 49 trip... 41's to empire that would dropback to bedford for a southbound 49 trip... the weirdest one i knew of was a 44 short sign to fulton that would deadhead to cadman plaza for the 41... the list goes on. Flatbush used to be funky & quirky that way, especially with school runs on the 41, 44 & 49. the 46 & 47 (and going back further, with the B7 & B78) weren't all the way included in the madness.
  36. 1 point
    1] Never thought about it, to be honest..... I simply don't know. 2] Yes to Foster/Flatbush... Don't know about Av. S trip, as I've never seen em... 3] I've taken that last trip twice... Both times I was the last person on the bus, both times I needed the B12, and both times the b/o hung a left on Parkside after letting me off (short of the actual B16 Parkside stop)..... That has to be a trip heading back to the depot. 4] Both of those respective short turns loop back for service in their opposite directions (hope that came out right)..... I have seen a bus on Flatbush make a left on Caton, but I was too far away to see the depot decal..... That would explain that.
  37. 1 point
    Actual data would probably be a start. Lots of people in the field in any industry have ideas about what would make their job better. That doesn't mean that they're good ideas. Take the average worker in a field and then realize that 50% of the field is worse than that. You don't have to be good at your job to be leader of a union, the venn diagram of "union leader responsibilities" and a job description is pretty much just two separate circles.
  38. 1 point
    I don’t get why they don’t just fundraise for a few years and then just spend some months or a year with a full shutdown and rebuild. I understand not doing that on Lex or B-way past 207th St, and QBL, but if the system’s old and decrepit, why not do the full rebuild and buy 30 years of life instead of this haphazard and expensive piecemeal stuff.
  39. 1 point
    Didn't notice any other MTA buses; just some Port buses. That's not to say they weren't there, but the XE60 stuck out like a sore thumb since it was raised up on the biggest tow truck (flatbed?) I'd ever seen in my life.
  40. 1 point
    Bus lanes should be added on Clove Road between Victory Blvd and the SIE during peak hours in the peak direction. That area of Clove Road is a parking lot during rush hours and S53, S66, S93 and SIM35 riders shouldn't have to suffer.
  41. 1 point
  42. 1 point
    Given how crap weekend service is, I'm surprised the line past Rockaway (and especially RPK) even has ridership at all... should be rather telling that the ferry to Fulton Street is faster than a direct subway ride to that very same place...
  43. 1 point
    3317 sighted completed at Plattsburgh.
  44. 1 point
    Things may change. He's also said multiple times that they need a lot of operators. So it isn't the end of hiring. There just isn't anything scheduled right now.
  45. 1 point
    The total for the has 44 trains but, it may change to 46 total b/c of the . Anyways, the R160 total is around 30-32 (75%) with 14 R46s (25%).
  46. 1 point
    If wait times are increased but they run fewer buses, no matter the size, how is this better? If the ridership numbers remain the same all it adds up to is longer waits. The same amount of people are still being transported by my calculations. When it’s 20 degrees outside and Mr. Wind, aka the Hawk, is kicking butt I doubt if everyone will feel the same way you do. I never expected to see someone agreeing with a service cut , as per the Daily News article, on a transit advocacy forum. Just my opinion. Carry on.
  47. 1 point
  48. 1 point
  49. 1 point
    I used the 361 every morning for the first half of my high school year this year, and I can tell you that it is MUCH slower than the normal local #1. Most of the time when I used 361, the driver did not allow anyone to board or discharge past 18th Avenue and 13th Street until the bus got to MLK Blvd, and the bus would still be late for it's Penn Station arrival time. It gets held up a lot due to the traffic along Springfield Avenue, and sometimes the first 361 trips (7:16 AM and 7:23 AM, both trips that start straight from the garage) do not operate, causing the next trips to be overcrowded, making the trip even slower. It became so bad that I stopped using 361 in the morning. I use the 7:13 #1 that goes to River Terminal. It rarely overcrowds, and arrives to Downtown Newark on time. As a matter of fact, the 361 that leaves at 7:16 and my bus arrive at Springfield and Irvine Turner at the same time most of the time because of how slow 361 can be. As for the afternoon 361 trips, the issue is very similar. Most of my trips, the driver does not allow pickups or drop-offs until 18th and 13th Streets, and the bus still gets caught up in Springfield Avenue traffic. The #1 local that leaves about 2 minutes earlier from Penn Station gets to 18th Avenue and Grove Street quicker than the 361 does.
  50. 1 point
    " buses make all stops between Metropolitan Av and Myrtle Av (Broadway) and run express to/from Delancey St/Essex St in Manhattan." This is a direct quote from the MTA website, but eariler today when i took said bus, it stopped at all stations until Myrtle Avenue. Serious miscommunication here 🙄
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